Wedding Dress Alterations
I’m Suzie, and I have a PASSION for all things pretty!
I know that your wedding dress is the most important gown you will ever wear. Whether you need a little tweak to your gown, or a complete remake, you’ll want it to fit beautifully and feel comfortable on your special day. Finding a specialist wedding dress seamstress is equally as important as finding the perfect dress. I’m here to create that perfect fit for your very special gown.
Wedding dress alterations, restyling & remodelling
I offer a boutique style alterations service. With more than 25 years of bridal sewing experience, I’ve worked on thousands of dresses, from New, and Off-the-peg styles to Preloved, Vintage and Heirloom gowns.
Bridesmaids dresses, mother of the bride, evening wear and prom.
I also offer a comprehensive alterations service for ladies occasion wear.
On your wedding day you will be the centre of attention and you’ll want to feel comfortable and confident. I’ll take you step by step through each fitting process to perfect your dress. At our first meeting we will discuss the look and feel you are aiming to achieve, so you can realise the difference the alterations will make for you. If you have a particular element you’d like changed or added, I recommend bringing along any images to show me, I can advise on various ways to create a particular style that you may be looking to accomplish. Celebrate and accentuate your best features and have your wedding dress fitted by a professional seamstress.
‘There is an art to fitting your bridal gown.’
A bridal alterations seamstress has a very comprehensive skill set, on top of being technically proficient, and having an eye for the little details. I know how a wedding gown is constructed and sewn together, and because I’ve been fitting brides for well over 25 years, I have the knowledge of realising body types and shapes because hey, we are all unique! I’ve literally worked on thousands of dresses, and everyone of them is special.
From Veils & Tulle Capes, Belts, Sashes & Lace Jackets, To Boleros, Pretty Overlays, Garters & more
I don’t just make wedding dress alterations. I LOVE making bespoke dress accessories! They can add a unique touch to your look.
Once we’ve chatted over your ideas I can offer you samples to try on.
A really simple idea to add an instant personality to your dress, is with a belt or sash, and placement is key to making this work for your body shape.
Perhaps a super stylish cover-up is a must for you if you are getting married during the winter months. Or maybe you want to change up your day to evening bridal look with a cute lace bolero or a delicate bridal jacket. Many brides are now opting to wear a soft, sheer tulle cape that captures a romantic feel, instead of the traditional wedding veil.
The bridal veil is still the most iconic bridal accessory and there are so many beautiful options to choose whilst ensuring that it matches perfectly with your dress.
Making those little extras that change the beautiful into the unique are what I can do for you.
Vintage Gowns & Restoration
Whether your wedding dress is a delicate vintage piece or a treasured family heirloom. Maybe you’ve found something TRULY special in a thrift store or sale room. You might simply want to preserve its original beauty and charm; repairs and retouches can be made. Or perhaps you’d like a complete revamp, for a more contemporary look.
Re-imagined or Restyled Transformations
There are SO MANY ways to customise a wedding gown, the list is endless! And a huge part of why I enjoy what I do. From creating a new neckline to adding sleeves or straps, sashes and belts. Replacing a zip for a corset back, adding embellishments, lace and trims; re-shaping the skirt, adding extra tulle or lace layers, even restyling the back train, the transformations are boundless! Drop me a message or call to chat about your ideas for your wedding dress.
Pre-loved Bridal Gowns
I LOVE pre-loved! A Wedding dress is such a special gown simply for the memories it holds, and breathing new life into a bridal gown gives it a new story to tell. This might involve a little TLC to restore and preserve the fabric and the details. General repairs and mending might be all that’s needed.
Off The Peg Wedding Dresses
What girl doesn’t love a sale rail!! Especially when it’s your most desired bargain EVER!!!
When it comes to your bridal gown alterations though, never scrimp because this is when it matters most. Have a look at my ‘top tips’ guide over in the services section.
Preserving & Storing Your Dress After your wedding
To make sure your dress is beautifully preserved after your wedding it is essential to have your precious gown expertly cleaned to prevent fading, ageing and yellowing of the delicate fabric over time. Let me know if you would like further details of this special service I offer to all my brides.